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The basic human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals living in Turkey are systematically infringed by the state and its institutions, as well as by private individuals. Analysis of a number of cases reveals systematic pursuit of a discourse of “public morality” to justify the human rights violations of LGBT individuals. The Turkish state remains reluctant to take preventive measures against these violations. Furthermore, safeguarding of the so-called public morality takes priority over the state’s fundamental responsibility of ensuring the health and well-being of its citizens.
Sedef Çakmak
Sedef Çakmak
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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